2011 NFL Draft Preview

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The 2011 NFL Draft begins tonight at 8pm, and anywhere between three and six
Virginia Tech players could be selected between tonight and Saturday. Most of
Tech’s players will be late round picks, though Ryan Williams is expected to go
no later than the second round.

We found five seven-round mock drafts online, and here is how they all
project Tech’s players.

Draft Projections
Player WalterFootball Draftsite FoxSports DraftTek SportsNickel
Ryan Williams 2 2 2 2 3
Rashad Carmichael 5 4 4 6 6
Tyrod Taylor 5 6 7 5 5
Darren Evans 7 7 UFA 6 7
Andre Smith 7 UFA UFA UFA 6
Steven Friday 7 UFA UFA 6 UFA

Only three Tech players are projected by all five sites to get drafted, while
four of the five have Darren Evans being selected. Andre Smith and Steven Friday
are considered late round picks, or undrafted free agents.

Since 2000, Virginia Tech has had 52 players selected in the NFL Draft. Tech
averages 4.7 players drafted per year. The last